Mike McClure, Jr. affectionately known as “Pastor Mike Jr.” or simply “PMJ” is a man radically transformed by GOD. He believes that the Body of Christ should be empowered in every aspect of life. He is armed with a special anointing to meet people right where they are-whether rich or poor, young or seasoned, educated or uneducated, businessman or ex-con, Pastor Mike, Jr. is called to minister to people from all walks of life and especially to those who have never met Christ. He is paving the way for others to break the boundaries of convention through his bold, frank delivery of the Word of God and willingness to talk about the tough subjects that are often left unaddressed. His breakout and highly anticipated album, LIVE FREE features inspirational anthems that speak to the reality of each person. It speaks to that desire to win, recover, and survive! LIVE FREE is sure to appeal and reach the hearts of young and old alike! The songs are designed to tackle real life issues in a lyrical manner and peppered with life and gospel truth from the sages of old.
Lisa Robinson is a Christian/Gospel Artist who loves to spread God’s word through the ministry of music. Going through storms in her life, Lisa believes that the Lord can turn a mess into a masterpiece, because he did it for her, and yet there is still work to be done.
Lisa Robinson realized her gift the Lord had entrusted her to, and she doesn’t take it for granted. Lisa has had the privilege of singing with and before some very talented and blessed people of God, some of them being; Kirk Franklin, Jennifer McCarter, Veronica Petrucci, Norman Hutchins, Damon King of 760amTheGospel, Connie Denell of 92Q. Sunday’s Best, VaShawn Mitchell, Mrs. Mary Glass at WGNS, Dr. Bobby Jones. She also feels blessed to have her music on several radio stations around the country.
During the most difficult time in her life after losing her Mother (who she so depended on) and her older Sister (who she leaned on and looked up to), she had to truly lean and depend of Jesus. Her songs encouraged her to keep pressing through life’s trials to get to the level where God wants her and ultimately to see him face to face. The song “I Want a Crown” helped her to make up her mind not to give up because she wants to hear her Savior say “well done thy good and faithful servant”.
Lisa Robinson began singing in the church at an early age but has now tapped into the true worship experience of God. She loves and lives to worship and states that there’s no feeling like what she experiences when in the presence of God. She desires for others to have that same encounter and even greater.
Lisa Robinson’s desire for this ministry is to encourage and uplift the brokenhearted and to entice the unsaved to come to Jesus and to call upon his name. As she ministers, she believes that souls will be saved, bodies will be healed, and minds will be delivered in the mighty name of Jesus. Not only when she ministers live but when her songs are heard on the radio or done by others, lives will be touched and changed in such an awesome way. Lisa believes that the Lord has chosen her for such a time as this to minister in song and psalm, and she is determined more than ever that she can’t give up now, because she wants her crown. Her songs, one in particular, “Heal Our Land” is what the world needs now. She believes the songs that God has given her are simple in text but if applied to someone’s life it will help them to go far. Lisa counts it a privilege and a blessing to stand before Jesus with a spirit of worship no matter what she is going through, just to know that he honors her service because it is done in spirit and in truth. She states, “Still I Worship” even in the storm, through the pain and the hurt, God is yet an awesome God that is so worthy. Lisa cherishes the worship experience and looks for God to move even greater, not only for her but for others that she come in contact with.
Carl stated “while watching news reports of those affected by COVID-19 and the protesting for police brutality, this song kept playing in my head. I wanted to speak to the situations and this recording offered me the opportunity to express what I am feeling” With a track produced by Brandon Holland (Kierra Sheard, J. Moss), Carl reached out to his friends Stephen and James to join him in spreading this message of Heaven’s request for help. Both Stephen and James are the fathers of African American sons and they understand the challenges of raising their sons in these times of fear and brutality. Adding their voices to this song allows each of them to convey their hopes for the futures of the men they’re raising.
All three singers have been impacted by the coronavirus. One of the musicians who worked closely with Carl at his local church died from the virus. Stephen tested positive and had to stay in quarantine for 14 days. James also brings a personal testimony to the song. James recalled, “I was standing on my porch and passed out. After being rushed to the hospital, I was diagnosed with COVID-19”. James is a survivor of the disease and he sings about his recovery with the words “Heaven you helped me when I had COVID-19 myself”.
“Heaven Help Us All” by Carl B. Phillips featuring Stephen Anderson and James Murray will be available on all digital outlets July 31, 2020.
About Carl B. Phillips
Carl B. Phillips is an international gospel-recording artist, songwriter and producer from Detroit, MI. His debut cd “Great Rain”,
features the singles “Great Rain”, “I Know What God Did Last Summer”, “Prove Me” and “Meeting In The Air”. His latest release is “Heaven Help Us All” Carl’s live performance include Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago and London, England. His television appearances include, TV-57 Atlanta Live, The Dorinda Show on TCT Network and Dr. Bobby Jones Presents on the Impact Network.
Carl has performed in the Ferndale Front Porch Concert Series, the 2017 Michigan State Fair, the 2018 Detroit Music Weekend, the 2019 Detroit Music Awards and the Gospel Explosion Summit UK Meets USA in London, England.
Rico L. Dawson, native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, completed his high school education at Goldsboro High School in 1986. After completing active duty with the United States Army in 1991 he enrolled in Elizabeth City State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Industry Studies with a concentration in Music Business Administration in 1995. It was during his military years that Rico’s musical journey began. In 1987, while serving in the U.S. Army, Rico became a member of the amateur R&B group, “Finesse.” At this time, he wrote the single, “To Be With You.” During his college years at ECSU, he performed with the group, “Next Episode.” At this time he wrote “A Lonely Night: and co-wrote, “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine.” The latter was recorded by “Next Episode” for ECSU’s CD compilation project “Check the Resume: Vol. 1.” After the breakup of the group in 1995, he worked as an intern for Intersection Records, an independent record label. While there, he wrote and recorded the demo interlude, “Don’t Look No Further.” When the record company unexpectedly closed, he returned to North Carolina.
Upon returning to the Carolinas, Rico began working with a local producer, Lee Tate. This collaboration birthed the songs “Promises” and “Come Back to Me” in 1997. In October 1998, he participated in a music seminar sponsored by WNAA-FM radio station. In December of that year, he showcased his demo for the Philadelphia Music Conference in Philadelphia, PA. After taking a year away from the music scene, he returned in the spring of 2000 to collaborate on a local compilation CD “Goldsboro 27530.” On that CD he wrote and recorded three songs, “All I Want to Do,” “Do You Wanna Dance,” and “Turn Away.” These three songs were well received on the underground circuit. In 2001, he co-wrote and sang background on the single “Take Our Time” on Richard Ashe’s debut independent CD, “Anticipation.” The single received good feedback in the Durham, NC area. During that time, Rico began to teach music education in the Wayne County Public Schools. He wrote, produced, and arranged numerous original music selections for several schools from 2001 – 2004. n the summer of 2004, Rico gave his life to Christ, thus putting him on a different path, musically. He no longer produced music for man’s glory, but for God’s glory. He began to put together gospel music selections and with God’s help, he produced numerous contemporary gospel music selections. In 2006, Rico wrote and produced his debut contemporary gospel CD, “It’s Time.” Due to lack financial resources Rico was unable to get the project commercially ready. Once again Rico took time away from music to establish a stronger relationship with Christ. During that time of the wilderness, Rico continued to write songs, but he didn’t record anything again until 2008. Rico pursued possibilities of becoming an established songwriter. Although he received some interest, the interest didn’t materialize into any legitimate offers. Once again Rico has written, produced, and recorded several God-inspired songs. Rico’s desire that through his music that the body of Christ is edified, God be glorified, and the un-believer is inspired to repent and turn to the Lord. He is currently working on additional musical selections as well as having served in the capacity of choral director at Rocky Mount High School during 2011-2012 school year. His original composition “Dreams The Impossible Dream” was also performed by the school chorus in the past year’s Christmas concert. He has been working various musical selections of various genres. He currently is a choir director at Charles B. Aycock as well. He is in process of putting the finishing touches on his debut CD titled “Suppose To Be”. The project will consist of ten God-inspired songs that he hopes will inspire God’s people.
Who Is Recording Artist Bobbi Lane?
Hailing from Chicago Illinois, Bobbi Lane Bobbi Lane has been singing since an early age. Growing up, music has always been a major part of her life and she knew early on this was the gift that God had given to her to reach the world through spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in song. Her strong and powerful vocals, yet jazzy feel, with an indescribable uniqueness blend of phrasing and her contemporary style; gives her ab appeal with music lovers of all generations.
Bobbi is the daughter of Pastor and Ms. Abram Lane. Christian values and serving the Lord was instilled in her at an early age. One thing that she desires of the Lord and that she will seek after, is to dwell in the house of the Lord forever.Taking all that has been placed within her to reconcile the lost unto Him.
Bobbi has shared the stage with many of Gospel artists such as Ricky Dillard, Earnest Pugh,Deitrick Haddon, Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann, Fred Hammond and many more. Her mission is to go beyond the four walls of the church and to minister to non-gospel listeners, as well as the younger generation. Bobbi has a heart and mission for young people and she believes that it is her destiny to sing the Lord praises to a dying generation.
When Bobbi is not ministering, she dedicated her time to her husband and her two boys.
TeSchara is originally from Trumbull, CT. and is the youngest of 2 children born to Deacon James and Betti Teel. She started singing at the age of 3 in “The Starlight Choir” under the direction of Reverend Michael Cummings and the late Reverend Dr. Maxine Durham, at her home church East End Baptist Tabernacle Church. God gave her a gift to sing for Him, and a passion to Worship Him. Even at a young age, she saw how lyrics of The Word of God, coupled with melodies and instruments really drew her and others closer to God. TeSchara moved to Jacksonville, Fl. In the late 1990’s to attend Jacksonville University. Shortly after graduating, she began to attend Circle of Faith Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Joseph McRoy and Pastor Johnny Wells, where she gave her life to Christ.
Soon after receiving Christ, TeSchara began writing. She wrote many songs, but they did not go any further than her notebook, until one day God spoke to her and said, the songs that I have given you will never reach the world sitting in your notebook. She quickly took heed and began her journey to record. God is the source and the strength of TeSchara’s life, pleasing Him is always what she aims to do. She loves touching the hearts and minds of people to encourage them that if they only believe, trust and obey God’s Word, all things are possible. She loves people, and her goal is to be very instrumental in advancing The Kingdom of God with more people who are truly on fire for The Lord, and want an actual real relationship with Him, not just protocol, rules and religion.
TeSchara is currently the Psalmist for BeautyForAshes International Ministries under the leadership of Apostle Felicia Stanley. TeSchara’s favorite scripture is Matthew 6:33-34. But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right…the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Amplified) She believes that as we seek Him FIRST! And love one another unconditionally, everything else will fall in line.
Durmond Glanton was born on July 14, 1977. Since the time of his conception, the enemy has had a hit out on Durmond’s life. At the age of 4, he taught himself how to play the drums, and had it mastered by the age of 9. He served faithfully as the church drummer until the age of 22. It was then when Durmond locked himself in a room and taught himself how to play the piano.In 2000, while attending a local revival in Rochester, NY, a prophet named Eric Cooper from Phoenix, Arizona spoke into Durmond’s life and declared that “After the Storm, God is going to put your name in lights for the world to see.”Since then Durmond has survived 3 strokes, beginning stage lung cancer, a minor heart attack, homelessness, drug addiction and suicidal battles. If you ask him today, “Durmond, how were you able to go through all of that at such a young age and STILL survive?” His answer is simple, “When God is fighting for you, you can’t lose. People CHOOSE to be defeated, I choose to be UNDEFEATED with God on my side.”
Durmond is now a skillful Minister of Music at the WOW (Winning Over the World) Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an accomplished songwriter, vocal coach, music teacher, music producer and recording artist. His main goal in Kingdom work and in life, is changing the world “One song at a time”. Durmond’s plans are to give back to less fortunate churches in their music departments to help build strong bible based musicians for Ministry. He is a great example of overcoming all odds, and allowing others to see that ONLY through Jesus Christ, we are “UNDEFEATED”.tt
Durmond got a new single called “REJOICE”. Here’s a snippet
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“A TRADITIONAL BASE GOSPEL CHOIR, WITH A CONTEMPORARY FLAIR, A FULL SOUND, LONGEVITY AND EXCELLENCE”
BEST DESCRIBES JOSEPH ROBINSON AND THE CHOSEN AGGREGATION.
The Chosen Aggregation was established on October 16, 1993 in Atlanta, Georgia; under the direction of the Late Minister Dirk B. Chaney. Since their inception, they have been a Ministry of excellence and commitment to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through music and song. The Lord called the leader and visionary of this ministry home November 17, 2002. Bro. Joseph F. Robinson, Jr. became the new Executive Director of the Ministry.
Joseph and the Choir released “BE GRATEFUL”, a cover single and tribute to the Late Pastor Walter Hawkins, on December 22, 2017. Their latest single, “BE STILL”, was released June 7, 2018 and on July 20, 2018, the choir’s 4th full-length CD project, entitled, “ANOTHER LEVEL”, was released worldwide. Under his direction; The Choir has toured the United States and Europe. They have appeared at the, Stockholm Gospelkor Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, The Gospel Music Workshop of America, The Thomas Dorsey National Convention, STELLAR Awards Weekend Celebration (Las Vegas), T.I.M.A. Artists Showcase (Las Vegas), HEZEKIAH WALKER CHOIRFEST (Atlanta and Las Vegas), The Indiana State Fair and many local and surrounding churches throughout Atlanta and the Country; Recorded their first “Live” Concert DVD * Raise The Praise 2 and their 3rd CD recording, “Eyes Have Not Seen”. At the close of 2018, Joseph Robinson and The Chosen Aggregation celebrated with a finale anniversary, commemorating 25 years of music ministry.
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Minista Zeal was born in Chicago Illinois, raised in the projects and the son of a baptist preacher. He was raised in church, but his parents separated he turned to the streets, a life of gang banging and drug dealing.He ventured into the secular music and video industry and moved to Atlanta where he has worked with artist like T.I, Monica, The Franchise Boys, Jermaine Dupree, Big Boi from Outkast, Killer Mike, Young Jeezy, Yung Joc, Gorilla Zoe, Jodi Breeze, Bone Krusher etc .But it wasnt in Gods Plan to be successful in the secular industry. He wasn’t spiritually grounded enough which would have been dangerous. He was arrested in 2010 for a crime he didn’t commit, but it was God’s way of sitting him down to talk to him and get him back on the right track after serving six months in the Gwinnett County Detention Center. Reading the bible daily, Zeal was saved and born again and ready to do the Lords will and not that of satan. After being released, he joined First Baptist Church of Lilburn, became a member and was baptized. He has been through major trials and tribulations after being saved; losing everything he owned (house, car, job, studio). He still continued Praising the Lord with all his heart. He trusted that the Lord would bring him out of the house he lived in with no lights, water or gas for seven months.
The house was called the House of Prayer, there were no distractions and the Holy Spirit had a Powerful Presence. God spoke to Minista Zeal on December 31, 2011 and said to him write a album for Me . At that time Minista Zeal had writers block for over 15 yrs but God Blessed his pen and he wrote 11 songs in less than a month. The album entitled God is Love was written. At that time Zeal was on a 30 day fast. The Holy Spirit moved his pen and created this album. The new single No I’m Not Perfect is a powerful song about Minista Zeal’s trails and tribulations. Please listen to what God has put in his heart. Thank you Jesus for Sacrificing your life for us.He has restored everything Zeal had lost and blessed him with more, his cup is tremendously running over.
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Who is Recording Artist and Book Author Monique Jefferson?
When I was young, I had several people in my life tell me I would be nothing. They thought because of my size, style, circumstance, and complexion that I would be a statistic. I am glad I didn’t listen to them. My uncle Jade taught me to use what God gave me and it would make room for me to see and go placed others couldn’t imagine. God gave me the gift of poetry and music. He helped me to see intelligence is true beauty. My Mom always told me “If I didn’t say it about you, it is not true. You are different for a purpose. Use it to help others.” She told me “it was my job to keep her well.” So I use what God gifted to touch the hearts and souls of his people. My Grandfather Sam and Uncle Ray taught me to be me and be creative and unashamed of the gifts and talents God gave me.Greatness doesn’t come from what you have tangibly. It comes from the legacy of love and life that you create and leave. In daring to be great you can’t follow the crowd. In daring to be great you have to set precedence to be more than your environment and circumstances.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made according to Psalms 139:14a. I dare to be great for those who follow me.
Over the course of my life I have had many mentors and teachers pour wisdom into and push me to do great things I thought I was not qualified to do. My Motto is Phil 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” While our timing is not God’s timing his timing is always in season